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Chatter box RCVS Knowledge, the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), has published a page of COVID-19 coronavirus resources for veterinary professionals across the industry.

The resource, which can be found here, includes veterinary advice, updates, research and evidence regarding the virus. The advice encompasses information to help veterinary professionals respond to questions from their clients and the BCVA's latest guidance for farm animal vets.

Veterinary professionals are urged to share the resource on social media and let RCVS Knowledge know of any additions. Chatter box

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AnimalHealthEurope confirms no current problems with veterinary medicine supply
AnimalHealthEurope confirms no current problems with veterinary medicine supply

Advises vets to contact company representatives
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Essential care guidance for veterinary practices
Essential care guidance for veterinary practices

What constitutes an essential veterinary service?
Looking after your mental health
Looking after your mental health

Guidance from veterinary mental health charity, Vetlife
RCVS to temporarily allow remote prescribing
RCVS to temporarily allow remote prescribing

"Remote prescribing should only take place where no other option is available
RCVS and VN Councils elections get underway
RCVS and VN Councils elections get underway

Votes must be cast online or by post by Friday 24 April
Animal Health Trust warns of 'imminent closure'
Animal Health Trust warns of 'imminent closure'

Trustees and executives seeking emergency funding
RCVS/BVA guidance regarding 'key workers'
RCVS/BVA guidance regarding 'key workers'

Government has granted key worker status by sector rather than profession
RCVS suspends Practice Standards Scheme assessments
RCVS suspends Practice Standards Scheme assessments

Cancellation part of new social distancing measures
Recognise vets as essential businesses, urges WSAVA
Recognise vets as essential businesses, urges WSAVA

WSAVA expresses concern that practices may be forced to cease operating
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BVA senior vice president appointed chair of FVE working group

Senior vice president of the BVA Dr Simon Doherty has been appointed as chair of the Food Safety & Sustainability working group of the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe (FVE).

Dr Doherty has 20 years' experience in farm animal and equine veterinary practice, industry and academia. He has been working as a senior lecturer at the Queen's University Belfast Institute for Global Food Security since 2018 and is a trustee of Send a Cow and the Animal Welfare Foundation.

The Food Safety & Sustainability working group will support FVE in all matters related to food safety, food security and sustainable livestock systems. It will also assist FVE in taking the most effective policies at EU level.

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